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C. S. Lewis, Author of Mere Christianity

Mere Christianity Birthed 75 Years Ago

February 7, 2016

Mere Christianity, the seminal work in Christian literature by C.S. Lewis, can trace its history back to February 7, 1941.

The Last Battle

Dwarfs, Disillusionment & The Last Battle

January 12, 2016

There are plenty of stories from my childhood that I appreciate even more now that I’m older. One such story is The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis, the final book in The Chronicles of Narnia.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Christology, Mythology, and Star Wars

December 19, 2015

Although Star Wars may not represent Christian theology and values perfectly, strong Christian themes shine through in its latest iteration. That’s inevitably what happens in good stories regardless of author or creator intent.

Saint Augustine and the Earthly City of God

Obeying Christ without Withdrawing from the World

October 30, 2015

A good mission statement for the “Augustine option” would be God’s admonition to the captive Israelites through the prophet Jeremiah to “seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find welfare” (Jer. 29:7)

In this Monday Sept. 7, 2015 photo, a sand sculpture pays tribute to three year-old Syrian boy Aylan Kurdi, whose haunting image hammered home the Syrian migrant crisis to the world. He died along with 5-year-old brother and their mother when their small rubber boat capsized as it headed for Greece. (AP Photo)

Keeping the Human in Humanity

September 10, 2015

Where we see crowds, God sees individuals. Each has a name and a face, a history and a future, a family and a purpose.


Christian Despair, “Star Wars” & the Old Republic

June 6, 2015

There’s a lot of Christian despair over disturbing social trends: Bruce Jenner’s transgenderism, the Supreme Court’s likely invention of a right to same sex marriage, intimidation against Christian businesses, increasing legislation to legitimize assisted…

"N.I.C.E." from C. S. Lewis' "That Hideous Strength"

Is It Good to Be Nice?

February 7, 2015

Mean and nice are thoroughly subjective judgments. They say something about us and our feelings, but nothing about abortion, marriage, or any other moral question, public or private.

C.S. Lewis writing in his study.

Stories, Not Arguments, Shape Imaginations

March 29, 2014

If stories convince us that certain positions are absurd or foolish, reason, logic, and data will look foolish, mean-spirited, and absurd.


C.S. Lewis Curiously Absent from “C.S. Lewis Lecture”

March 13, 2014

The New Testament tells us the Rich Man could see Lazarus over the gulf between the Inferno and Paradise. Judging from this lecture, it’s doubtful Schori can see Lewis over the gulf that separates them.


#Facepalm Friday: Pres. Bishop Jefferts-Schori to Give C. S. Lewis Lecture

February 21, 2014

Lewis has not only united classical Anglicans but Christians in general with his impressive corpus of writing; Jefferts Schori has managed to help catalyze a global rupture in the world third largest Christian communion.


That They All May Be One: Christian Unity at the March for Life

January 21, 2014

“Those who suffer the same things from the same people for the same Person can scarcely not love each other.”


C.S. Lewis: Christian Mentor

November 22, 2013

My task is a daunting one. Writing on the greatest Christian thinker of modern times, on the 50th anniversary of his death, leaves one with a sense of bewilderment. Lewis was walking this earth…